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Title: Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant

Abstract

A fuel cell generator apparatus and method of its operation involves: passing pressurized oxidant gas and pressurized fuel gas into modules containing fuel cells, where the modules are each enclosed by a module housing surrounded by an axially elongated pressure vessel, and where there is a purge gas volume between the module housing and pressure vessel; passing pressurized purge gas through the purge gas volume to dilute any unreacted fuel gas from the modules; and passing exhaust gas and circulated purge gas and any unreacted fuel gas out of the pressure vessel; where the fuel cell generator apparatus is transportable when the pressure vessel is horizontally disposed, providing a low center of gravity. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
403657
Patent Number(s):
5,573,867
Application Number:
PAN: 8-594,214
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-91MC28055
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; FUEL CELLS; TRANSPORT; OPERATION; FUEL CELL POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE VESSELS; INERT ATMOSPHERE; OXIDIZERS; GAS FUELS; GAS FLOW; EXHAUST GASES

Citation Formats

Zafred, P R, Dederer, J T, Gillett, J E, Basel, R A, and Antenucci, A B. Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Zafred, P R, Dederer, J T, Gillett, J E, Basel, R A, & Antenucci, A B. Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant. United States.
Zafred, P R, Dederer, J T, Gillett, J E, Basel, R A, and Antenucci, A B. Tue . "Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell generator apparatus and method of its operation involves: passing pressurized oxidant gas and pressurized fuel gas into modules containing fuel cells, where the modules are each enclosed by a module housing surrounded by an axially elongated pressure vessel, and where there is a purge gas volume between the module housing and pressure vessel; passing pressurized purge gas through the purge gas volume to dilute any unreacted fuel gas from the modules; and passing exhaust gas and circulated purge gas and any unreacted fuel gas out of the pressure vessel; where the fuel cell generator apparatus is transportable when the pressure vessel is horizontally disposed, providing a low center of gravity. 11 figs.},
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